On April 23, 2015 9:52:11 AM CDT Ralf Mardorf email@example.com wrote:
this line in fstab
$ grep tmp /etc/fstab tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nodev,nosuid,size=3G 0 0
usually is commented out. One time it was needed, when building a kernel failed. Today building Firefox failed. I'll try with 3G again, instead of half of the memory (1.9G), after a restart, to safely clean tmp first.
I suspect that if the RAM size doesn't fit, swap isn't used?!
To be clear, swap is used for tmpfs if available ram is exhausted. The tmpfs still obeys the mount option for max size regardless.